Internships are a great way to gain valuable knowledge and hands on experience with the opportunity to earn academic credit.

An internship is a temporary position for students that have an emphasis on providing intentional learning objectives tied to the student’s career goals or field of study. Internships are very important in a student’s career development as it can help students:

  • Gain insight on their career goals to help determine if this is the best career for them.
  • Develop a network of professional contacts for future opportunities and references.
  • Develop industry-specific skills to in order to build a strong resume.
  • Test out different work environments.
  • Practice the job search process.

Once a student is identified for needing an internship and are approved by their interested area, the Office of Volunteer Services and Community Engagement processes and onboards non-clinical, unpaid interns. To intern at our facility, you must be 18 years of age or older as well as an undergraduate or graduate student. 

Our office does not provide any shadowing, practicum, or observership experiences. 

If you are not an Augusta University student seeking an internship, a Memorandum of Understanding must be completed between our legal department and the attending university or college of the student prior to onboarding.

  • Internships are open to any undergraduate or graduate students associated with a college or university that are 18 years of age or older.
  • We only provide non-clinical internship experiences. This does not include shadowing, observing, clinicals, or practicums.
  • Interns can be referred by a unit or placed by our office. Interns are not guaranteed a position if they choose to be placed through our office.

shadowing and observerships

The Office of Volunteer Services & Community Engagement does not provide opportunities for individuals to shadow or observe physicians. Those desiring to participate in an observership must be recommended by an AUMC manager or medical staff member. He/she must be approved by the department director or clinical service chief of the department where the observership will take place, and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) or his/her designee. The person who is supervising the observer is responsible for fulfilling the provisions of this policy and contacting the CMO’s office for implementation of the approval process. For additional information, please email Mary Tipton at